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School of Computing and Information Systems (Assistant/Associate Professor) - Padnos College of Engineering and Computing

Apply now Job no: 492682
Work type: FAC - Tenure Track Faculty
Location: Grand Rapids
Categories: Padnos College of Engineering & Computing

Required Qualifications and Education:
A Ph.D. in Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology, or similar computing discipline is required. Candidates must be professionally active, have demonstrable teaching potential and a commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching and research. We are looking for excellent teachers with a passion for computing and learning. Mentoring undergraduate or graduate research, or working in your area of technical specialty is valued. 

Preferred Qualifications and Education: 
Applicants should be qualified to teach core areas of computer science, information systems, or information technology. Candidates with backgrounds in database, data structures and/or algorithms are especially encouraged to apply. 

Responsibilities – Essential Functions:
Teaching, advising, scholarship, and professional development.

Salary:  Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Department/Division: School of Computing and Information Systems, Padnos College of Engineering and Computing

The School offers ABET accredited undergraduate majors in Computer Science and Information Systems (and is introducing a major in Information Technology); several minors, and Master’s degrees in Computer Information Systems, Data Science & Analytics, and Medical & BioInformatics are offered as well.  The School has 38 full-time faculty, 900 undergraduate majors and 150 students in our Master's programs. Grand Valley has over 25,000 students and is the fastest growing Michigan University.

Grand Valley State University emphasizes effective teaching and scholarship. Reduced teaching loads and/or grants are available for funded research and professional development.

Campus: The Grand Valley campuses are located in Allendale and downtown Grand Rapids, which is the second largest metropolitan area in Michigan. The area offers numerous cultural and recreational opportunities, a moderate cost of living, and a high quality of life.  Visit for information on living in the west Michigan area. Refer to our web site ( for additional information about our faculty, students, and university (

Application Deadline Date: Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

How to Apply: Apply online at and click “Apply now”.  Include a letter of interest, vita, statement of teaching philosophy, and at least three references listed by name, address, phone and e-mail address.  The online system will allow you to attach these documents electronically. If you need assistance or have questions, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.

Grand Valley State University is guided by values for inclusiveness and community which are integral to our mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies, and to enrich the community through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. Members of the University community, including candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, including sexual misconduct, which are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex/gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, veteran or active duty military status or weight. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. See [Include the following for job advertisements:] TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center 1-800-649-3777.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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